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Rosedale in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Historical Marker to Memorialize Bolivar County's First Two Brick Courthouses

Prentiss 1858 - 1862 • Rosedale 1889 - 1923

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
1. Historical Marker to Memorialize Bolivar County's First Two Brick Courthouses Marker
Inscription.  The town of Prentiss and courthouse were shelled by gunboats by Federals in 1862. Ruins, buried 100 years by river sand, exposed by caving bank 1954. Later caved into the river. The Memorial was made of bricks from Prentiss Courthouse Ruins. The cannonball came from the same source. Cornerstones came from the Rosedale Courthouse whose foundations were undermined by seep water from the Mississippi River. A new building replaced it in 1923.
 
Erected 1960 by Mississippi Delta Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 33° 51.243′ N, 91° 1.644′ W. Marker is in Rosedale, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 1) and Dr Martin Luther King Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rosedale MS 38769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rosedale (here,
Historical Marker to Memorialize Bolivar County's First Two Brick Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
2. Historical Marker to Memorialize Bolivar County's First Two Brick Courthouses Marker
next to this marker); Rosedale Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Hot Tamales and the Blues (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mildrette Netter (approx. half a mile away); Eddie Shaw (approx. 14.1 miles away); Eddie Taylor (approx. 14.1 miles away).
 
Historical Marker to Memorialize Bolivar County's First Two Brick Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
3. Historical Marker to Memorialize Bolivar County's First Two Brick Courthouses Marker
Courthouses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
4. Courthouses Marker
D. Barnes, Commissioner E.H. Moore, Chairman Fred Clark, Court House John L. Gill, Commissioner J.F. Barnes, Builder J.K.Casner & Co. A.L. 5889 A.D. 1889 W.G. Paxton, G.M. R.J. Bartlett, Architect
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By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
5. Courthouses Marker
(illegible) (illegible) C.Y. Scott (illegible) Walter Sillers Attorney for Board of Supervisors Bolivar County W.E. Ringo, President of the Board of Supervisors J.L. Hurley J.H. Maddox E.E. Vanmatre A.G. Smith Supervisors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 17, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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